Madhumathi Palaniappan
Written & Compiled by Madhumathi Palaniappan, B.Pharm
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General Information on Nandrolone

Generic Name : Nandrolone

Pronunciation : nan-droe-lone

Latest prescription information about Nandrolone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Anabolic steroid, Sex Hormone

Why is Nandrolone Prescribed? (Indications)

Nandrolone is an anabolic steroid, prescribed for anemia caused by kidney problems. The kidney normally produces a hormone called erythropoietin which is necessary for the production of red blood cells. Absence of the hormone due to kidney disease results in anemia, which responds to nandrolone. Nandrolone has also been used in the treatment of bone thinning or osteoporosis.. The drug is often misused by athletes to increase muscle mass. It is currently discontinued in the United States 

When should Nandrolone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Nandrolone should not be used in patients with prostate cancer, breast cancer especially with high calcium levels, severe kidney impairment, pregnancy or in patients allergic to the drug.

What is the dosage of Nandrolone?

The recommended dose for
Adults : I M is 50-200 mg/week.
Children: I M 25-50 mg every 3-4 weeks.

How should Nandrolone be taken?

Nandrolone comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the buttock muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Nandrolone?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with liver or heart disease, diabetes, swelling of the feet or ankles, high blood calcium levels, any allergy, who are taking other medication and children less than 9 years old. Monitor liver function, blood cholesterol and sugar level regularly while taking this medication. Monitor calcium levels in women with breast cancer.

• Do not use this medication to boost athletic performance or to improve physical appearance. Use in sports could result in a ban.

• Do not use if there is any change in color or presence of visible particles in the product.

What are the side effects of Nandrolone?

Some of the side effects of nandrolone are:
•  Gastro intestinal: Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea
•  Liver: Benign and malignant tumors, blood-filled cysts in the liver
•  CNS: Habit forming, difficulty in sleeping, changes in mood
•  Genitourinary: Altered sexual function, impotence in males, feminization in males, menstrual irregularities in females. Other changes that may be noted in females include acne, male pattern baldness, abnormal hair growth in the face and body and hoarseness of voice.
•  Miscellaneous: Fluid and electrolyte retention resulting in swelling at the ankles, increase in glucose and cholesterol levels, or allergic reaction

What are the other precautions for Nandrolone?

Avoid use in children. Monitor skeletal maturation in children.
Women must discontinue the drug immediately if there is any sign of masculinization like deepening of voice and abnormal hair growth in the body and face.

What are the Drug Interactions of Nandrolone?

Nandrolone decanoate should be avoided with:
• Anticoagulants like warfarin since the combination can result in increased bleeding.
• Oral antidiabetic agents and insulin as it decreases glucose tolerance.The dose of the antidiabetes medication may need adjustment.
• Goserelin and leuprolide, and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like finasteride and dutaseride since these drugs have effects opposite to nandrolone.
• Corticosteroids like fludrocortisone due to increased fluid retention resulting in edema.

What are the storage conditions for Nandrolone?

Store it at room temperature and protect it from light. Keep out of reach of children.

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ram1112, India

I need this drug.

akrath, N/A

When it is to be taken & How it should be taken:These two sub_headings require more clear interpretations regarding the timings,empty stomach/before/after or with food & also with milk/frute juice or water.The doses of capsular form needs to be mentioned.Thanks. Dr.A.K.Rath

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